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It's Cole's World: Open Letter

"Let me slow it down, dumb it down, y'all warned. The son came up out that womb, yo, a star is born. If real recognize real, y'all are foreign." This was my motto in school. You had me walking around LSU feeling like I was an exception to the rule. Deemed cool by all my peers, but I never wanted to be apart of the cool.

Dear Miss Simone

Recently, a friend suggested that I watch "What Happened, Miss Simone?" This Netflix documentary about the boldly beautiful and incomparably talented Nina Simone focuses on how Nina found her love for music. As told in the documentary, music brought Miss Simone immense joy, an unequivocal escape, and unmatched pain.